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Jangler

Inmates to watch Super Bowl from 117 flat screens

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as someone who has been to prison before, i just want to add that you cant just throw prisoners away and throw away the key. there are correction officers that risk their lives every day to come to work, and if the prisoners have some form of entertainment, it makes everyone's life easier. Prisoners are people too. i could understand the outrage if it were taxpayer money, but this is money that has been raised by the prisons charging outrageous prices for everyday items like food, soap and shampoo that most people would take for granted.

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I agree with this statement, but not getting to watch TV on brand new flat screens doesn't quite fall into the category of being treated like animals.

i think the term "flat screens" is misleading people to think they are getting these big amazing home theatre systems.

they're 13 inch tvs. they're flat because that's what new tvs are.

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i think the term "flat screens" is misleading people to think they are getting these big amazing home theatre systems.

they're 13 inch tvs. they're flat because that's what new tvs are.

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According to the report, the DOC bought two different kinds of flat-screen TVs: 32-inch LG brand plasmas and a 26-inch Sharp LCDs.

The average cost for each television was approximately $649.

And I still stand by my statement that inmates not getting to watch TV is NOT treating them like animals.

Look, I don't care if inmates get to watch TV or not... in my mind prison is for those who are a blight on society. It should be a place for rehabilitation and re-placement back into society if possible, but that's not always the case, and some people just need to be where they can't hurt anyone. If watching TV is part of a behaviour reward program or something then fine, but prison should also be a place that people DON'T want to go, and with inmates sitting back watching TV is not that place.

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I'm a bigger fan of letting the punishment fit the crime.

You stole something? Then you work for that amount for FREE until its paid off. WHILE in prison.

Selling drugs etc you get locked up and some counseling.

And so on and so forth.

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Personally, I would probably legalize Marijuana and some other drugs. Kind of stupid to lock people up for something they do to themselves. Legalize em and give R. J. Reynolds something to sell besides Tobacco.

I don't think Murderers should get to watch the Superbowl. They should have to listen to it aon AM, if they do enough work to earn the priveledge.

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Meanwhile those at white collar prisons will probably just use the in-house movie theater...

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They could read about it in the next days paper, during work breaks.

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Meanwhile those at white collar prisons will probably just use the in-house movie theater...

Also a problem.

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Also a problem.

Thats my problem with this forum.

It's like a bunch of 3rd graders pointing fingers back and forth.

he did this, well so did she...etc....

I disagree with having a white collar prison just as much as buying plasma tv's for inmates.

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I'm guessing this was done more for DTV complaince rather than Superbowl watching.

If they have cable, they're compliant ... and if not, the cost of converter boxes is much cheaper.

That being said, it's their money, so I don't have a problem with it.

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